In American society today, males place a lot of attention on the size of their genitals, with the term “Big [slang for male genitalia] Energy” as another way of saying masculinity. How paradoxical, considering the former is an inherent genetic trait adopted at conception, and the latter something that one can develop throughout a person’s upbringing. Nonetheless, this seems to be a source of major insecurity for Asian Americans, as nationwide averages for our race’s genitalia sizes pale in comparison to our Caucasian and African American counterparts. Memes in a Facebook group, Subtle Asian Dating, with innuendos to genitalia size get unreasonably high number of likes. At Stanford, I see Statistics graduate students (most if not all Asian) wearing shirts saying, “We love all data, BIG and small”, inferably a form of insecurity-induced self-deprecating humor for their genitalia sizes. Even Andrew Yang, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic Party Nominate, recounts in his book him being bullied for it growing up in Manhattan.
I can understand why Asian Americans in the US would hold such attitude towards such a superficial matter of concern, but I never thought it was justified for us to feel insecure about it.
Instead, I think Asian Americans should feel pride for having smaller genitals. The fact our race have smaller genitalia is because there was less evolutionary pressure on genitalia size in our history. Instead, the pressure was distributed more heavily on intelligence, societal influence, social charisma, yet we don’t see nearly the same slang effect in an insult on someone’s intelligence. To put it bluntly, I think we should wear our small genitalia as a badge of honor to remind us the fact our race is more evolved than other races. Now, in what world other than the one we live in is being more evolved considered a dent on our attractiveness than the one we live in?